PA6-GF20 FR Using Exolit®
3D printer filament

PA6-GF20 FR Using Exolit®

3D printer filament

Edition Number :
20190721
Edition Date :
July 21, 2019
Clariant’s Exolit® non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmental friendly and sustainable solutions for products used in a variety of industries. Exolit® is a phosphorus chemistry based flame retardant and is added to polyamide 6 with 20% glass fibers (PA6-GF20 FR) to create an exceptional flame retardant 3D printer filament for parts to be used in numerous end applications. The reinforcement of the polyamide 6 with 20% glass fibers results in a material with very good mechanical properties and an improved heat deflection temperature.
Benefits
  • Flame retardant material
  • Semi-crystalline thermoplastic
  • High impact strength
  • High stiffness
  • Outstanding wear resistance
  • Very good temperature resistance
  • Reduced thermo-oxidative degradation
  • Improved long term heat and stability to ultraviolet and visible light
  • Improved mechanical properties with the additional of 20% glass reinforcement

Applications*
  • Functional end use parts
  • Functional prototypes
*Subject to detailed product specifications.

Color Range
Standard
  • White
  • Black
  • High IR transmission black (Polysynthren Black H)
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Purple
ColorWorks® ColorForward® consumer color directions 2019
  • MADE IN HUMAN - Protect the core (red)
  • DO NOT DISTURB - ἀταραξία von has fidanken (green blue)
ColorWorks® ColorForward® consumer color directions 2020
  • EYE AM WATCHED - Catch me if you can (orange)
Custom colors available upon request.
  • Print Temperature = 250-280°C
  • Print Speed = 20-50 mm/s
  • Bed Adhesion = A polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) based glue coated on a glass or carbon fiber surface
  • Bed Temperature = 80°C
  • Fan Settings = off to low

Note: parameters are dependent on printer used; Clariant tests were performed on an Ultimaker S5 with an aftermarket enclosure and a 3ntr A4 V2 printer.
Property Typical ValuesUnitsTest MethodTest Specimen
 black greyredanatural    
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES       
Tensile stress at yield, 50 mm/min    MPaISO 527Injection molded
 -- 51 MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 255°C
     MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 255°C
   21 MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 255°C
Tensile stress at break, 50 mm/min
 74 MPaISO 527Injection molded
 52 50 MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 255°C
     MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 255°C
   21 MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 255°C
Tensile elongation at yield, 50 mm/min-- 3.7 %ISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 255°C
Tensile elongation at break, 50 mm/min  4.4
%ISO 527Injection molded
 4.2 3.9 %ISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 255°C
     %ISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 255°C
   1.0 %ISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 255°C
Tensile modulus (modulus of elasticity), 1 mm/min  
 MPaISO 527Injection molded

3636 4594 MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 255°C
     MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 255°C
 
 2648 MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 255°C
Flexural modulus  5110 MPaISO 178Injection molded
Flexural strength  120 MPaISO 178Injection molded
Izod impact notched  7 kJ/m2ISO 180Injection molded
Charpy impact notched  6 kJ/m2ISO 179Injection molded
FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES       
UL 94 flammability rating  V-2 at 0.4 mm 
UL 943D printed XY / flat at 255°C
  V-0 at 0.8 mmV-0 at 0.8 mm 
UL 94Injection molded
   V-0 at 0.8 mm 
UL 943D printed XY / flat at 255°C
  V-0 at 1.6 mmV-0 at 1.6 mm 
UL 94Injection molded
   V-0 at 1.6 mm 
UL 943D printed XY / flat at 255°C
  V-0 at 3.2 mmV-0 at 3.2 mm 
UL 94Injection molded
   V-0 at 3.2 mm 
UL 943D printed XY / flat at 255°C
Glow Wire Flammability Index (1.5 mm)  960 °C
IEC 60695 2-123D printed XY / flat at 255°C
Glow Wire Flammability Index (2.0 mm)  960 °C
IEC 60695 2-123D printed XY / flat at 255°C
THERMAL PROPERTIES       
Melting point 220220222°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Glass transition temperature   
°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Heat deflection temperature at 1.8 MPa (A)  193150°CISO 75Injection molded
   136 °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 255°C
Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 MPa (B)  207188°CISO 75Injection molded
   191 °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 255°C
GENERAL PROPERTIES       
Density 130713321321kg/m3ISO 1183 
pH 4.7    1% in H2O
Water absorption  2.94.4% ISO 6224 hours at 23°C
Water content - coulometric Karl Fischer
   μg/gISO 12937 
Water content  0.090.12%
ISO 15512after drying at 120°C for 2 hours
non-volatile-matter content
   %ISO 3251 
a. Organic based color. b. DSC = Differential Scanning Calorimetry at 10°C/minute.

Note: results are generated according to the valid testing standards indicated above and the standard operating procedures used by the testing facilities.

Delivery Form
1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter 3D printer filament.

Packaging
1 kg and 5 kg spools of 3D printer filament. Custom sizes are available upon request.

Storage
Ideally store the 3D printer filament in a cool, dry place at temperatures between 5 to 25°C in a sealed container with the provided Clariant Desi Pak® desiccant bag. If the 3D printer filament has been exposed to moisture, please dry at 80°C for 3-4 hours with a vacuum or desiccant drying system if possible. Minimum shelf life is 1 year from the date of shipping when properly stored.
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